The beauty of the places has always fascinated the Parma nobility, who historically elected these hills as a place for recreation and vacation, attracted by the woods full of animals.
Since the Middle Ages, the forests in the area, which belonged to the Sanvitale family and then to the Farnese and Bourbons, who built an elegant neoclassical building inside the woods: the “Casino dei Boschi”. Maria Luigia, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, added the “Casinetto”, once a court theater and today the prestigious seat of the park offices.

The tradition continued with the Savoy, who later ceded the Royal Hunting Reserve of the former Duchy, later purchased by the Piedmontese princes of Carrega.
It is the ideal place for walks and picnics for those who want to admire its plant and animal biodiversity. The fauna is very rich and includes roe deer, wild boar, badger, fox, weasel, squirrel, woodpecker, frog and pond turtle. The widespread chestnut, oak and conifer wood is today an extraordinary landscape, naturalistic and cultural resource.